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Posts published in “Day: February 1, 2024

‘Lobito Corridor to bring new lease of life’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government says the ratification of the Lobito Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (LCTTFA) will bring a new lease of life for Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali said ratification of the Lobito Corridor Agreement was a clear sign changing of the narrative […]

Atlas Mara boss gives update on ownership

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – ATLAS Mara Bank remains operational and a fully owned subsidiary of Access Bank after obtaining all requisite regulatory approvals, the bank’s managing director Bobbline Cheembela has said.Mr Cheembela said following the milestone merger, the two banks would continue to operate separately until all integration-related processes were finalised.He was speaking when he […]

Africa starts 90 p.c. tariffs removal on goods

By ANDREW MULENGA and CHATULA KANGALI – IN an effort to boost intra-African trade on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Africa has embarked on a gradual elimination of tariffs on 90 per cent of goods and services.Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga notes the continent has also reduced barriers to trade in […]

Gemfields posts $242m revenue

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – GEMFIELDS Group Limited, the majority shareholder in Kagem emerald mine in Zambia, has posted strong auction revenues and pricing for both emeralds and rubies for six months as at December 31, 2023.Total auction for the period under review was US$242 million, the second highest year in Gemfields’ history despite the withdrawal […]

The dread of death in the diaspora

 By Austin Kaluba If there is something that scares African diasporans in Europe, it is how and where they would be buried. While back home this is also a problem, in a foreign land the thoughts of one’s remains being deposited in an unfamiliar place away from home is scary. For diasporans, there are usually […]

Kanyemba optimistic of U-17 women’s team

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA under-17 women’s team coach Carol Kanyemba is optimistic the girls will put up a good competition against Tanzania when the two sides clash this Saturday in the FIFA World Cup second round, first leg qualifying match at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.Kanyemba said this in an interview after she named a […]

‘Be exemplary’

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it expects exemplary officiating from referees as the Zambian Premier League enters the second round.FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said in an interview that the association expected match officials to be objective in running the affairs of the game and Football House would be […]

Court issues bench warrant for Emmanuel Mwamba

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Patriotic Front (PF) chairperson for information and publicity Emmanuel Mwamba for absconding from court in a matter he is charged with assaulting a police officer.Lusaka Resident Magistrate Trevor Kasanda ordered that Mwamba should be taken to court to […]

ERB hikes fuel prices

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Energy Regulation Board has increased the prices of petrol from K29.98 to K34.19 and diesel from K29.96 to K32.15 for the month of February.Similarly Jet fuel has been increased from K29.29 to K32.69, while kerosene would cost K20.44.ERB board chairperson Reynolds Bowa attributed the price adjustments to pump prices to […]

Hypocrites!

By JAMES KUNDA and SHARON KALIMBULA – ZAMBIANS must not fall prey to political hypocrisy being peddled by some opposition leaders but instead remain confident in the leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND).Chief Government Spokesperson and Information and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa said at a media briefing in […]

Help unite Zambia – HH

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored former political leaders to preach the message of One Zambia, One Nation as espoused by the late First President Kenneth Kaunda.The President said yesterday when he hosted three former Republican vice-presidents for lunch at State House that former leaders needed to help keep the country together […]

‘Nawakwi threatened to kill me’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWEA WITNESS yesterday told the court that Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi allegedly threatened to kill him with a knife.The court heard that this was after she discovered that he had told lawyers that he had sold a farm to President Hakainde Hichilema instead of telling them that he […]